Research confirms that constant exposure to the pain and suffering of others can come with a price for professionals who spend a significant part of their day listening to, reading about, or otherwise observing traumatic material. Identifying early warning signs of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma can minimize the impact, improve resilience, promote healthy coping, and prevent the negative effects of cumulative stress. This training brings together the latest research on the neurological process of trauma with simple, realistic techniques that can improve personal well-being and professional longevity.
Discuss the neurological and physiological impact of chronic stress and trauma exposure
Define primary trauma, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout
Review the mirror neuron system and the neurological foundation of empathy
Outline best practices to improve awareness, mitigate stress, and promote healthy coping strategies
Utilize interactive technology that allows participants to measure their own stress responses